Your application

Confirming we have received your application

We will email you to confirm that we have received your application. The email will also give you login details for your VIP page. Your VIP page has information about Bristol that's tailored to your interests.

If you do not receive an email within two weeks of UCAS acknowledging your application, please contact our Enquiries team with your UCAS Personal ID number. 

How we assess your application

To asses your application, our admissions team will consider the following:

  • your grades
  • your personal statement
  • your academic reference.

You may be invited to attend an interview

For more information on the selection process for individual courses, please refer to our undergraduate admissions statements.

When you will hear from us

We aim to make a decision within five weeks of receiving an application. Sometimes it can take slightly longer to make a decision, and we may place your application on hold until later in the cycle. If this is the case we will email you to let you know.

If you do not hear anything within eight weeks of us acknowledging your application, please contact our Enquiries team to ask about the progress of your application.

Read about how we make final decisions on applications.

Changing courses

If you apply for a course and then change your mind about what you want to study, please contact Undergraduate Admissions. Whether you can change courses will depend on which course you have applied to.

If your application is unsuccessful, we will not be able to consider you for a different course.

Deferred entry

In some cases it may be possible to defer your place on a course and start a year later. If this is something you are thinking about, please read our guidance on deferring entry

Track your UCAS application

Use Track to see if you've been invited to interviews or received offers from your chosen universities.

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